From the striking decor, to the dope tunes, to the positive energy, to the healthy thriving plants, to the cute dog and baby, to the informative videos, and to Lida Mankovskaya’s fashionable outfits, @SpiritPlants on Instagram is a whole vibe. For the past couple of years Lida has been transforming plant care into self-care, and doing so with style.
Her videos are always accompanied by eclectic music to groove along with. Her music taste deserves an account of its own. The sound is hard to describe, but if you had to, it’s Buddha Bar meets French Coffeehouse, meets groovy African Bongo, meets house.
The feast for the ears is met by a feast for the eyes. Lida’s decor is very much her own. There’s an “art wall” that is a collection of antique style paintings filling an entire wall of her San Francisco loft, and plants everywhere. Her outfits add such a fun element to the videos, and that’s probably due to Lida’s own venture into fashion. She actually created her own fashion line, Lidka, as a creative outlet while she worked in India.
Lida’s account provides a glimpse into who she is and how she lives. You see her daily life that always included Pushkin, her beloved Cavalier, and now includes her newborn son Leo. For all the aesthetic, there’s so much authenticity in Lida’s posts. She describes her account as a love letter to the plants that forever changed the way she feels and decorates and you get that sense as you scroll through her posts.
Finally, the info! Lida doesn’t consider herself an expert, but she is constantly learning through experience and shares everything she’s learned from caring for her more than hundred plants with her audience. If you’re in the market for a houseplant, or two, or fifty I recommend checking out @spiritplants!